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Rodney Matthews

July 5, 2009

One of the world’s truly great artists is Rodney Matthews.

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Rodney Matthews was born in 1945 and grew up in the rural south west of England. He studied at Bristol Art College.

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At a young age, he fell in love with both the fantasy world of Disney and the natural world around him.

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Much of his work is a fusion of these two perceptions.

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Since graduating from art college he has been a freelance artist, except for a short spell with an advertising agency while he was still building up his portfolio of book cover illustrations.

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He has painted covers for many science fiction and fantasy books.

 

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These range from Stephen Lawhead’s Paradise War to the fabulous paintings of Elric and Lord Jagged for Michael Moorcock’s End of Time books.

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Rodney has painted album covers for many bands and musicians.

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His cover art has graced the covers of albums by Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Rick Wakeman, and Asia:

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A recent venture was Rodney’s animation project for children called Lavender Castle:

 

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It was subsequently animated for TV by Gerry Anderson.

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In 1990 Rodney was commissioned to produce illustrations for a new hardback edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

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Rodney Matthews works as a free-lance artist, and lives in Wales with his family.

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Rodney Matthews is the author /illustrator of several books, including: Yendor, In Search of Forever, Last Ship Home, Elric at the End of Time, Norse Myths and Legends, Greek Myths and Legends.

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Rodney Matthews’ work is challenging, provocative and thought-provoking. It is also very powerful and beautiful. 

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Rodney Matthews’ official website:

http://www.rodneymatthews.com/main.htm


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